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  • 2015 SEAIC Colorectal Cancer Prevention Campaign

    March is National Colon month. Every adult is at risk for Colon Cancer, screening should begin at age 50 and some who have multiple risk factors should start screening at 30. Before you say "not me” it would be in your best interest to find out if you are at risk or even possibly learn enough to someday help a friend or family member get informed about getting screened.

  • International Day of Action for Rivers 2015

    The 18th annual International Day of Action for Rivers is only one week away!Make sure to save next Saturday, March 14, for celebrating your love for rivers! 

    There are a bunch of awesome events happening and we’d like to share them with you!

    • Communities living around the Magdalena River in Colombia will begin their campaign called “El Rio de la Vida: El Movilizacion por la Defensa del Magdalena” (The River of Life: The Mobilization for the Defense of the Magdalena) on March 14. Their campaign mobilizes community members to resist the Master Plan for Development of the Magdalena River that threatens the wellbeing of the river and the surrounding communities.
    • Today, March 7, Indigenous Peoples Rise Against Jalaur Mega Dam in the Philippines! This event is part of the international campaign, 1 Billion Rising for Revolution. Indigenous peoples will perform the 1 Billion Rising dance at the Jalaur River calling for the project's termination.
    • Many environmental and cultural associations in Resana, Italy will participate in a public initiative for the defense of small rivers. The project, "Adopt a River of Your Country," consists of two community meetings to discuss destructive development projects (February 27th and March 13th), an essay-writing contest for secondary schools, and an Ecological Day along the Muson Sassi River (March 22nd).
  • 2015 Executive Leadership (ELP) and Advanced Certificate (ACP) Programmes - April 2015

    - Designing Peacebuilding Programmes: Improving Sustainability, Impact and Effectiveness in Peacebuilding & Peace Support Operations (DPP) - Advanced Certificate Programme (ACP), 13th-17th of April, 2015, Cluj Napoca, Romania.

    - Collaborative Approaches to Diversity in Conflict Settings (CoSCAD) - Advanced Certificate Programme (ACP), 20th - 24th of April, 2015, Cluj Napoca, Romania.

    more details at: http://patrir.ro/international-training-programmes

  • North Star Science and Technology Transmitter Grant Program

    North Star Science and Technology, LLC and American Bird Conservancy announce the 9th bi-annual North Star Science and Technology Transmitter Grant Program. In the spirit of giving back to the research community that they serve, North Star will award a total of eight (8) battery-powered or solar powered satellite transmitters (Argos Platform Transmitter Terminals (PTTs), GPS or Doppler, to 1-3 recipients (8 PTTs to one project or 4 PTTs to each of two projects, or 4 to one, 2 to one, and 2 to another). PTTs are powerful, cutting-edge tools for the study of bird migration that greatly extend the range over which individual birds can be tracked. Research that contributes to our knowledge of avian biology and that provides data useful for bird conservation, particularly of threatened species, will receive preference in the selection process. American Bird Conservancy (http://www.abcbirds.org) will handle
  • Aleteo # 129

    El Dorado Reserve permanent home of Santa Marta Parakeet

    During four days in December last year, were carried out counts of one of the most endangered parrot in Colombia, the Santa Marta Parakeet. It was conducted at two places in the El Dorado Bird Reserve.Read more...

     

    11 new properties of our reserves are part of SINAP

    The Helmeted Curassow Bird Reserve and part of the Yellow-eared Parrot and the Orange - Breasted Falcon Reserves are now registered as Civil Society Reserves, 1378 acres are now part of the National System of Protected Areas SINAP.
    Read more...

  • International Rivers News Stream

    30 Years of Advocacy for Rivers and Human Rights: A newcomer’s perspective

    As International Rivers celebrates its 30th birthday, a new generation of activists is tasked with learning from the history of the river protection movement, while connecting past to present in the face of new threats. Reflecting on our legacy of impact, our newest staff member Margaret Zhou writes, “But is there more to winning than just stopping one dam project at a time? Perhaps we’ve been able to teach the institutions we challenge a lesson – ... And perhaps over time, we’ll get them to change the way they collectively think.” Read the connections Margaret makes between activism past and present, from the desk to the field.

  • 7th Annual Save The Frogs Day - April 25th, 2015

    Save The Frogs Day is the world's largest day of amphibian education and conservation action. On this day we encourage the appreciation and celebration of amphibians by people from all walks of life. Since 2009 our supporters have held over 923 Save The Frogs Day events, educating tens of thousands of people about the importance of frogs and ways to protect amphibian populations. Our goal for the 7th Annual Save The Frogs Day (April 25th, 2015) is 300 worldwide events.

    Please organize a Save The Frogs Day event and help educate your community about the importance of amphibians!
    You can find tips for event organizers here.

    Past Save The Frogs Day events have included nature walks to teach people about their local amphibians; protests at government agencies; parades through major urban centers; frog art and photo exhibits in town centers; film screenings; habitat restoration at critical frog habitats; and numerous presentations on amphibian conservation in schools and universities.

  • UCLA Model United Nations Summer Institute | June 21-June 27, 2015

     The UCLA Model United Nations Summer Institute, which will take place from Sunday, June 21 to Saturday, June 27, 2015, is a week-long intensive in-residence program for high school students who are interested in international diplomacy and foreign affairs.  During the Summer Institute, students will take on the role of a diplomat, engage in independent research, debate a country’s position on one of the many committees of the United Nations, and become well-versed Model UN delegates.  Unlike typical MUN conferences where teams of students from various schools compete against each other, often accompanied by their faculty advisor, the UCLA Model UN Summer Institute is primarily designed for individual students from across the United States and abroad to come together and hone their Model UN abilities during an intensive yet fun-filled week.
     
    Students will be led by UCLA faculty and members of the Executive Board of the Model UN at UCLA through a series of workshops and lectures that will cover a wide range of topics and areas of study.  From political science theory to the most pressing international relations issues of today, students will acquire the tools and knowledge necessary to become active global citizens. These lectures will also incorporate formal lessons on public speaking, and emphasize research skills that will benefit students for both MUN and non-MUN academic endeavors.